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tintype

[tin-tahyp]
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noun
  1. Photography. ferrotype(def 2).
  2. not on your tintype, Slang. absolutely not: Ask her again? Not on your tintype!
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Origin of tintype

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; tin + -type
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Examples from the Web for tintype

Historical Examples

  • You can see now why, when I thought that tintype was his, I was so took aback.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Oh, yes, but it wasn't on the tintype that the other fellow should have been there at all.

  • No, I ain't never had my pictur' took since I was a young girl and had it on a tintype.

    Drusilla with a Million

    Elizabeth Cooper

  • Have you a photograph or even a tintype of your son, recently taken?

  • John remembered, and when he got out the tintype, Jake stretched for it eagerly.


British Dictionary definitions for tintype

tintype

noun
  1. another name for ferrotype (def. 1), ferrotype (def. 2)
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